Dark Words, Dark Deeds

Mainquest1 Icon.png Lv. 50   Dark Words, Dark Deeds
Quest

Journal detail hr1 07.png Acquisition
Drillemont: Coerthas Central Highlands - Whitebrim - Whitebrim Front (x:12.8, y:17.5)

Map33 Icon.pngClosest Aetheryte: Camp Dragonhead

Journal detail hr1 08.png Requirements
071201.png50Strength in UnityMainquest1 Icon.png Strength in Unity (Level 50)

Spacer2.png Any Disciple of War or Magic (excluding limited jobs) (Level 50)

Journal detail hr1 03.png Rewards

4,800
Experience Points

517
Gil
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Journal detail hr1 04.png Description
Only the naive place all of their hope in the success of a single solution, and Lord Drillemont is anything but...
Journal detail hr1 01.png Objectives
  • Observe the suspected heretic.
  • Follow the suspect.
  • Follow the suspect.
  • Follow the suspect.
  • Report to Drillemont.
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  • Only the naive place all of their hope in the success of a single solution, and Lord Drillemont is anything but...
  • In an effort to weed out any enemy sympathizers within the ranks, Lord Drillemont ordered a covert evaluation of all stationed in Whitebrim Front. One man in his service was thus identified as a possible heretic, though these suspicions have yet to be confirmed. If the suspect is indeed in league with the heretics, Lord Drillemont believes he will attempt to warn his allies of the impending search operation. Observe the man as he reports to Ser Jeantremont in the yard and discreetly track his movements.
  • His duty complete, the suspect makes for the southwest gate. Follow him and continue to observe at a safe distance.
  • The suspect proceeds along the road to the east. Continue your surveillance.
  • Straying from the road, the suspect pauses to survey his surroundings before proceeding south towards Daniffen Pass. Follow in his footsteps.
  • From a distance, you observe the suspect meeting with a robed man. Though you cannot make out the entirety of their conversation, it is clear that the stranger is one of the heretics, and that the movements of the Temple Knights and the Crystal Braves are already known to them. Worse, it seems that the heretics have formulated a plan to prevent the allied forces from completing their search─though quite what role the tunnels in Boulder Downs will play you cannot say. Perhaps Lord Drillemont will be able to make sense of things.
  • Lord Drillemont's face darkens as he listens to your report. Convinced that the heretics in Boulder Downs pose a genuine threat to the allied forces in Snowcloak, he declares that they must be stopped...

It seems as though we are always one step behind, our quarry ever just beyond our reach. Though I would like to believe that the tables are about to turn, I must confess to having certain doubts. A joint effort may succeed where others have failed...but it could yet yield the selfsame result.

Fortunately, we are not without other options. I trust you haven't forgotten Inquisitor Guillaime?


We have not. The mystery of how the heretic remained undiscovered for so long has been much in our thoughts, as has the question of what steps might be taken to prevent a similar breach of security in future.


Accordingly, we conducted an exhaustive─and covert─evaluation of everyone in Whitebrim Front.
Though some were found to have committed certain minor transgressions, we identified only one possible heretic.

If this man has pledged himself to Iceheart's cause, he will have taken note of the movements of the Temple Knights and the Crystal Braves. And upon recognizing their intent, he may attempt to warn the heretics.


The man's watch is to end soon, at which point he must report to Ser Jeantremont in the yard. I would have you keep an eye on him. If he ventures beyond the walls, follow him discreetly.


Should he meet with a heretic, do not interfere─simply watch and listen. I have seen to it that the suspect knows nothing which could endanger our plans.
If the suspect shows himself to be a heretic, we will deal with him accordingly. For now, we shall merely observe, and mayhap profit from his treachery.
The 3rd and the Temple Knights have begun their search. All that remains is to wait.
Sending his forces to Whitebrim Front prior to his own arrival...? Your commander is certainly decisive.
See how the skies darken... Even the weather is against us.
...Do you mind, adventurer?
We must rest when circumstances allow if we are to give of our best when the time comes to fight.
Best take care when traveling these roads. Wild beasts and worse are wont to lurk by the wayside.
There are whispers that the heretics are plotting something terrible. Is that what has brought the Temple Knights and the Crystal Braves to us?
Are you looking for a warm hearth, friend? Whitebrim Front isn't far from here. If I were you, I would...I would... I'm sorry─have we met before? You seem familiar somehow. No? Hm. My mistake.
Hey! HEY! Where in the seven hells are you!? I'm freezing my bollocks off here!
I'm here, you blundering oaf. Why are you late?
Standing on the wall, why else? I have duties to fulfill, you know!
Your sole duty is to the─ Hm? Bloody echo. Lower your voice, or they'll hear us in Whitebrim Front.
Y-Yes, of course. The Temple Knights are... <mumble> <mumble> ...in Snowcloak.
This is what you bring to me? We already knew about... <mumble> <mumble> Our comrades in Boulder Downs will use the tunnels... <mumble> <mumble> ...dead before they know what's happening. Nevertheless... <mumble> <mumble> ...if you waste my time again. Is that clear?
Well? Did your investigation bear fruit?

I see. I shall have the man detained at once. His guilt is plain.


<sigh> Would that you could have heard their words more clearly...


Yet...the few snatches you were able to make out are nonetheless enlightening. It would seem the heretics are aware of our operation─and confident that they can thwart it.
Their comrades in Boulder Downs are key to their plans─which means it is key to our plans that they be rooted out and put to the sword.
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